Drug Interactions,Drug approval,and OTC

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  1. What sources would you recommend to a client for information about OTC drugs?
    A pharmacist and the books Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs and Facts and Comparisons
  2. Which category of OTC drugs is safest?
  3. Which category of OTC drug is judged to be un safe or ineffective?
  4. Which category of OTC drug contains drugs for which there is insufficient data to judge safety or efficacy?
  5. What is an additive drug interaction?
    In the same category, the drug effect is the sum of both drug effects.
  6. What is a synergistic or potentiation interaction?
    One drug enhances the effect of another.
  7. What is an antagonistic drug interaction?
    Two drugs in opposing drug categories cancel the drug effect of both drugs.
  8. What is the description of a Schedule I Controlled Substance?
    Has high potential for drug abuse with no accepted medical use.
  9. What is the description of a Schedule II Controlled Substance?
    High potential for drug abuse with accepted medical use.
  10. What does a hepatic enzyme inducer do to the effecs of warfarin?
  11. What bad things can happen as a result of usin OTC drugs?
    • Delay diagnosis if self prescribed
    • Mask symptoms
    • Inactive ingredients may have adverse reaction
    • Potential for overdose
    • May pose dangerous interaction
  12. What did the 1938: Food, Drug and Cosmetic act do?
    Empowered the FDA to monitor and regulate the manufacture and marketing of drugs.
  13. What did the 1953: Durham-Humphrey Ammendment to the 1938 Act do?
    Distinguished between drugs that can be sold with or without a Rx and those that could not be refilled without a new Rx. With labeling of tranquilizers.
  14. What did the 1962: Kefauver-Harris Ammendment to the 1938 act do?
    Tightened controls on drug safety in response to the thalidomide tragedy of the 1950s.
  15. HIPAA
    Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
  16. Misfeasance
    Negligence; giving the wrong drug or drug dose that results in the death of a client
  17. Nonfeasance
    Omission; Omitting a drug that results in a client's death
  18. Malfeasance
    Giving the right drug by the wrong rout that results in a client's death
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Drug Interactions,Drug approval,and OTC
2011-10-20 05:01:37
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Drug Interactions,and OTC
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